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Google Home updated with support for more connected devices

by Josh Levenson | May 3, 2017May 3, 2017 3:30 pm PDT

If you own a Google Home, you may be pleased to hear that you can now use the voice-activated AI to control connected devices manufactured by iHome, Leviton, Emberlight and Samsung Artik Cloud.

This news doesn’t only apply to Google Home owners, though. Those who frequent the Google Assistant application on their smartphone will also be able to take advantage of the new functionality.

To get started, you’ll need to download and install the latest version of the Google Home companion application on your handset, the pair your accessories within the Devices section.

Support for multiple users will come in handy

Recently, Google updated Home with support for multiple users, so if there’s someone in your household with an IoT device, they’ll be able to use your speaker to control it without accessing your account.

Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...